DENVER (CBS4) – Denver International Airport is considering giving the main terminal a dramatic face lift.
The Great Hall would look a lot different if the airport’s grand plan goes through. DIA is talking about moving the Transportation Security Administration screening areas to make the airport a more welcome place for travelers.READ MORE: 2 People Shot, Another Killed Outside Broomfield Walgreens
The Great Hall is inside the main terminal. The TSA security check points currently take up a lot of space. Whether the area would be used for shops, comfortable seating, or just meeting areas remains to be seen.
There are a lot of options and the proposal is only in the planning stages.READ MORE: Adaptive Playground Prepares For Grand Opening In Aurora
“Having TSA and the security processing in the Great Hall is the No. 1 complaint we hear from our passengers. They have perceived long waits that in reality are no longer than any other airport. They’re uncomfortable disrobing in a very wide open space,” DIA spokesperson Stacey Stegman said. “So what we’re doing is taking a look at where we can put TSA that makes a better use of the space, is more efficient for travelers, makes them feel more comfortable with the whole airport experience.”
A lot of the ticket counter areas currently aren’t used, so one possible move for TSA could be the upper level.
Paying for it would require a public-private partnership, and even if that happens it will take until next year at the earliest to put the plan in play.MORE NEWS: 4 Students Charged In Planning School Shooting On 25th Anniversary Of Columbine Shooting
DIA will also look at how technology can help get passengers get through security more quickly.